Report: Washington Football Team to announce new name, logo in 2022

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File-This May 14, 2021, file photo shows helmets for the Washington Football Team placed on the sideline during an NFL football rookie minicamp at Inova Sports Performance Center in Ashburn, Va. The NFL has fined the Washington Football Team $10 million and owner Dan Snyder is stepping away from day-to-day operations after an independent investigation into the organization’s workplace misconduct. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

(Reuters) — The Washington Football Team plans to announce its new name and logo in 2022, the Washington Post reported on Saturday, roughly a year after the National Football League (NFL) franchise dropped its previous name after years of outcry.

The club will continue to use its longstanding burgundy and gold colors, team President Jason Wright told the paper. Team owner Dan Snyder previously said the team planned to move into a new stadium in 2027.

The team shed its previous nickname a year ago after longstanding criticism that it was an offensive racial slur toward Native Americans.

A spokesperson for the team did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The new name and logo will come amid a period of upheaval for the franchise, which the NFL earlier this month fined $10 million after an independent investigation confirmed allegations of widespread bullying and sexual harassment.

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